Conergy, German photovoltaic (PV) solution and service provider, has recently been awarded a new contract by PetroSolar Corporation (PetroSolar) to build a solar power plant for the Tarlac Solar Power Project (TSPP) in Tarlac City, Tarlac, which will have a total installed capacity of 50 megawatts (MWp). This is the first collaboration between Conergy and PetroSolar Corporation, a company owned by PetroGreen Energy Corporation and EEI Power Corporation. PetroSolar Corporation was incorporated to carry out the TSPP, and is the latest addition to Conergy's growing list of customers in the Philippines, a testament to its strengthening foothold in the local market.
PetroSolar President Milagros Reyes said, "PetroGreen Energy Corporation (PGEC) and EEI Power Corporation (EEIPC) continue to carefully select for investments in renewable energy (RE), realizing the huge potential and the benefit of the RE sector in the Philippines. PGEC and EEIPC decided to go into solar energy, and thus incorporated PetroSolar Corporation to undertake the Tarlac Solar Power Project (TSPP). PetroSolar intends for the TSPP to be granted the Feed-in-Tariff for solar projects and is thus geared towards completing the project on time."
"At Conergy, everything we do is inspired by our mission to power the world by harnessing the power of the sun, paving the way for building greener communities that are less dependent on fossil fuels. For this reason, we very much look forward to working with PetroSolar Corporation to bring this solar plant online. This project will utilize similar solar solutions as what we've deployed at our other projects in the country which have performed very well and we expect this project to deliver similar success," said Alexander Lenz, President, Conergy Asia & Middle East.
Tarlac, being situated in the central plains of Luzon with approximately 75% of its land consisting of flat terrain makes it highly favorable for PV development. The site of the TSPP will be on a 55-hectare property with no trees or mountains in close proximity that could potentially obstruct solar access. This new free-field installation will have a plant size of 550,003 square meters capable of producing 78,070 megawatt hours per year and providing clean energy to approximately 31,700 households. Moreover, this solar power plant is expected to save over 47,800 tons of carbon (CO2) emissions annually.
Conergy has established itself as one of the leading downstream solar companies in the Philippines. This is the second solar farm that Conergy will construct in Luzon, the first being Raslag in Pampanga, which commenced commercial operation in January of this year and has an installed capacity of 10 MWp. In the Visayan region, Conergy currently has a 63 MWp installed capacity in the cities of San Carlos and La Carlota in Negros Occidental. The on-ground construction of the new site will be executed in cooperation with local partner Phesco Inc., and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.